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1820 edition. Excerpt: ...which they knew not before; but, being
transmitted through the organs of vision, it would be a visual
revelation. Does not the material universe display the wisdom and
power of God? Yet the planetary worlds, conveying to our senses and
understandings, what we knew not before, fall within your
definition of a revelation. Although man is the witness of these
stupendous realities, does this, or any such evidence, destroy the
identity of any revelation? Certainly not; because it is the very
medium through which we are assured of its certainty. But a direct
communication of any thing to the understanding, which we knew not
before, is an intellectual revelation; and, consequently, whatever
the Bible has thus conveyed, must of necessity be, to us, a
revelation: and, were I to conclude like yourself, I might add,
--and, consequently, is the word of God; but I will only say,
--and, therefore, your premises uie false. Let us suppose the case
of a man who was born blind. He can have nothing but oral testimony
of such things as are visible to others. Does it therefore follow,
that, to him, the luminaries of heaven do not exist, and,
consequently, demonstrate nothing of the power and wisdom of C ed?
No: the demonstration still exists, by an intellectual
communication from others; and this, to him, is a revelation. What
is history, but a revelation of facts, though man is the 1 ecorder,
the witness, the auditor, and oftentimes the cause? View your
premises however I may, they are demonstrably false; and,
consequently, what you draw from them must fall to the ground. You
finish your observations, in page 13, by saying, " We ought to feel
shame at calling such paltry " stories the word of God." You affect
to speak this out of veneration to the...
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